Umut Bulut, a 17-year-old youngster from Elazığ province, committed suicide in prison in protest of unfair trial procedures, according to Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).
“He protested the court ruling by committing a suicide in Elazığ T Type prison,” Gergerlioğlu said.
Since a failed coup attempt in 2016, there have been many cases of people who died in jail, some suspiciously, because they were denied crucial treatment or subjected to maltreatment or acts of torture. So far, at least 106 people died in Turkish prisons since July 2016, the Bold news portal reported.
Yargı kararını, girdiği Elazığ T tipinde kendini asarak protesto etti!
"Bana haksızlık ediliyor, intihar ederim" dedi Savcıya ve 1.5 saat sonra intihar!
39 dk. kamera önünde sallandı!
— Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu (@gergerliogluof) March 31, 2022